Rest-home property on the market

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INVERCARGILL’S Takitimu Home is up for sale.

Takitimu Home Anglican Care Trust chairman Rod Jordan said the board decided to sell the property because they had been unable to keep the home full to capacity.

The Conyers St rest-home was closed by the board of trustees earlier this year due to financial issues.

The home had been open for 55 years and was owned by the Takitimu Home Anglican Care Trust.

It contained 33 beds, 18 residents and employed more than 30 staff at the time of its closure.

At present, the seven self-contained flats attached to the property were occupied on periodic tenancies.

Mr Jordan said the tenants were aware of the possibility they may have to move out if required by the new owners.

“[But] we are hoping the new owners will keep the tenants on.”

Ray White Real Estate salesperson Andrew Moreton said there had already been “considerable interest” in the property, which was “presented in a pretty much walk in and take over state”.

“Takitimu Home is a well-maintained property that hopefully can assist in some way towards the housing and accommodation shortage in the city,” he said.

“We recommend potential purchasers talk to the council in regards to all aspects of potential future use.”

The property was consented to be used as an aged-care facility.

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